- Yogyakarta is not just a tourism hotbed; there are many universities in Yogyakarta and this contributes to the relatively lower cost of living compared to other parts of Indonesia.
- Travel period: late Aug - this is considered end of summer, and the rainy season commences in mid-Sept. It is still off-peak and the clear blue skies create perfect photography opportunities.
- I went with my university mate, so it was easy traveling around.
- Hotel of choice: Jambuluwuk Malioboro Boutique Hotel; recommended by another friend and located in the heart of the city.
- Tour guide: Mr Yoga Pratana; recommended by several colleagues.
4D3N is sufficient to cover the main attractions. However our itinerary was modified to suit our tempo; eg we canceled the tour to Mt Merapi and opted to rest after a tiring day tour of Borobudur + Dieng Plateau.
PS Dieng Plateau was not in the original itinerary.
Day 1 - arrive in the afternoon > free & easy > Ramayana ballet
Day 2 - Borobudur > Dieng Plateau
Day 3 -
Day 4 - shopping at Malioboro >
Not in original plan